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Berry earned widespread acclaim for her powerful performance as a former crack addict seeking custody of her son in Losing Isaiah (1995), as well as other high-profile roles like Swordfish (2001) and Bond girl Jinx in Die Another Day (2002).
Early Life and Education
Berry began modeling, winning the Miss Ohio All-American Pageant in 1985 and placing first runner-up at Miss USA two years later. Following that, she went on to win several acting roles including Boomerang (1992) and The Flintstones ( 1994) before appearing in TV film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge ( 1999) which earned her an Emmy Award nomination.
Berry first married baseball player David Justice in 1992 before they separated two years later in 1996. Berry went on to date rapper Heavy D before beginning her relationship with male model Gabriel Aubry; together they have one child. Berry also appeared in Oprah Winfrey-produced ABC TV movie adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston novel Their Eyes Were Watching God> in 2005 which proved moderately successful at box office sales.
Berry began acting shortly after winning her beauty pageant in her early teens, starting by appearing in several episodes of Knot’s Landing and Living Dolls for television, followed by film roles in Dark Tide (2007) and Perfect Stranger (2007) as well as Cloud Atlas (2012) and The Call (2013) which both feature roles depicting a 911 operator who finds sharks irritating her and a mother whose son has been kidnapped, respectively.
Monster’s Ball (2000/2002), garnering her critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination, launched her on her path as an acting star. Subsequent roles included Dorothy Dandridge in HBO’s film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge as well as playing weather-controlling mutant Storm in X-Men movies.
Achievement and Honors
Berry became the first Black actress ever to win an Academy Award, for her performance in Monster’s Ball, as well as becoming the first woman ever cast as Marvel Comics character Storm in blockbuster film X-Men (2000) and its sequels.
Berry has continued to take on high-profile roles, such as her roles as Jinx in James Bond action film Die Another Day and Dr. Miranda Grey in horror flick Gothika. Additionally, she has received recognition for her philanthropy work supporting women and children, and is an active supporter of Los Angeles-based Jenesse Center.
Hunt celebrated Berry’s 56th birthday by posting an adorable Instagram tribute. Berry responded by posting several montage photos and video footage showing them dancing, as well as numerous red heart emojis to express her appreciation.
Berry began her acting career after competing as a finalist in several national beauty pageants and earning roles on both short-lived sitcom Living Dolls (1989) and Knots Landing (1991-1993).
Her big-screen debut was in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever (1991). Since then, she has appeared in a wide variety of films in the 1990s – such as Losing Isaiah (1996) starring as an emotionally distraught mother seeking custody, Executive Decision (1996) dealing with murder mysteries and even playing Bond Girl Jinx in Die Another Day (2002).
Beattie earned critical acclaim for her performance in the HBO film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), which highlighted Dandridge’s life and struggle against racism during Hollywood era. A year later, she received an Academy Award nomination for Monster’s Ball (dark comedy drama).
Berry has used her acting prowess to secure lucrative film contracts that have netted her between $10-12 million per movie over her career, making her one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. Additionally, her beauty and talent have enabled her to secure substantial endorsement deals such as her long-term partnership with Revlon which pays her over $10 million annually.
Berry has also successfully ventured into business ownership through her Halle Berry fragrance line. She demonstrates strong business acumen by making smart investments. Furthermore, she uses her wealth to support various charitable causes while living an extravagant lifestyle; as of 2023 her estimated net worth stands at approximately $90 Million.